Welcome to Spark People ! Congratulations on your new baby ! How wonderful.
One thing we should ask you is whether or not you are breastfeeding. If you're breastfeeding the little one, you can't be thinking about "dieting" right now. I know you're dying to get rid of the baby weight, but if you should consult your OB/GYN before trying to lose weight if you are breastfeeding. Because of the needs of a breastfeeding mom are very different than those who aren't breastfeeding.
Now, if you're not breastfeeding, have you been logging your food ? While eating right is one component of a healthy lifestyle, it's possible your portions may be larger than you think. Logging your food choices will help teach you portion control.
Also, I blame the media for showcasing how fast celebrity moms bounce back after having a baby. that's just not typical. Most women don't get their bodies back the way that celebrities do. So, don't beat yourself up because you're not losing as fast as you'd like. It took you nine months to gain the weight, it's going to take at least that long to take it off. Not to discourage you. but, weight loss really is a slow steady process that takes time.
My advice ? Once again, if you're not breastfeeding, try to log your food on a regular basis. And don't starve yourself. drastically cutting your calories will not speed up your weight loss. eating too little can hinder a person's weight loss, not help it. I know this is going to sound strange, but a person has to eat to lose weight.
Try not to worry ! I know you're frustrated with gaining weight, but you've got to remember that pregnancy does change a woman's body. it's going to take time to lose, but you can lose. think progress, not perfection.
Congratulations on your new addition !!!
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 7/22/2012 (15:25)